I wish I could say that I´ve been away on holiday all this time. But I got back from a wet, but wonderful Ireland weeks ago.
It turned out that I was not the only one in need of a break, though.
Just a day or two later the broadband packed its bags and took off to somewhere in cyberspace without leaving a forwarding address.
After a couple of hours on the phone to the IT-support a new modem was installed and I´m back in blogland once more. Ah, home sweet home.
But having no internet certainly gave me enough time to finish the Vogue lacy dress/tunic that I´ve been working on ALL summer. And I was so happy when I had made the last stitch that I had to put it on and photograph it instantly!
Okay, so it´s a bit seethrough. But at least I look a lot less gloomy than what I did in my last blogpost.
Hardly anything I´ve made before has earned me so many compliments. And it´s not because my underwear is visible – when I´ve worn this chic little number to work I´ve put on a vest underneath.
Now I don´t regret a single stitch.
I´ve used the original pattern from Vouge spring/summer 2007 mainly as a guidance because the yarn I picked (from my stash, baby) was a lot thinner, Eko cotton bought at Nysta last summer.
I love, love, love this yarn and the colour is my absolute favourite pink.
But using a totally different yarn meant that I had to knit the bottom part of the sleeves twice – I made them as swatches, sort of, and realized I had to go down a needle size when I saw how large they were at first. I think I used a number 3 needle in the end.
Just one more picture – please, bear with me – after all the effort that´s gone into this knitting.
Thanks to Elise for taking all the photos.
Of course I´ve already started knitting something new. In wool.
I can also promise you some lovely pictures from Ireland coming up soon.
As long as the broadband permits, I´ll keep you posted...